Vulvodynia and vaginal pain
Most women have or will experience pain during sexual intercourse, with 10%-15% of women the pain is constant and is called Vulvodynia – chronic pain in the external genitals of a woman.
In most cases, the pain is localized in the vaginal opening (vestibule) and is called vestibulodynia (aka vulvar vestibulitis).
The pain may extend to other areas in the vulva and along the pelvic (generalized vulvodynia).
The pain may be described as burning, stinging, itching, or any other vulvar discomfort.
The pain may be provoked, occurs only with direct contact (sexual intercourse, inserting a tampon, wearing tight jeans, riding a bicycle, prolonged sitting, etc.), or it can be unprovoked occurs spontaneously.
The pain may be primary when it is felt with the first sexual experience, or secondary when a woman who experienced sexual intercourse without pain, at some point in her life begins to feel the pain.
In most cases, the pain creates guilt and a decrease in self-esteem due to a feeling of shame and being damaged and as a result, sexual dysfunction.
The cause of vulvodynia is still unknown
A few words about me:
I have studied Chinese medicine in Israel and China and have been specializing in gynecological diseases since 2004. Since 2007, following collaboration with the gynecologist Dr. Liora Abramov to offer a better solution for women suffering from vulvodynia, I have been investigating and treating this syndrome.
From my clinical experience, most cases treated by Chinese medicine showed significant pain relief and also an improvement in the quality of life, since other complaints as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), migraines, menstrual diseases, and more were alleviated or cured in parallel to the pain itself.
The treatment includes a personal diagnosis, Chinese acupuncture, personal herbal formulas prescriptions, and changes in lifestyle (suitable diet, sleep, exercise, etc.) the individual treatment reduces the already low chances for side effects.
The treatment is NOT invasive as I only use acupuncture points that are distal to the genitals.